I know all too well how annoying and painful muscular imbalances (when one muscle basically overpowers and strong arms another) can be. Nearly every major muscle in your body has a corresponding muscle group that carries out the opposite function–I call them “sister muscles.”
When two sisters/muscles work together properly the result is outstanding. So lets identify those weaknesses so you can get back balanced and strong from head to toe. Here are the main sister pairs to know and how to make them a true dynamic duo.
1. How You Got Out Of Whack In The First Place
Everyday habits have a way of tricking our bodies into abnormalities that ultimately represent themselves as pain. The number one complaint that most of my clients have when they start training with me is, “I have a bad back.” However after a proper assessment and multiple sweat fests together they realize what I already knew all along: their back was fine once their core came to the party. So how does this apply to you?
Sitting at your desk for ungodly hours a day, repetitive workouts (that same spin class you have been taking 5 day a week for 3 years), and even your shoe addiction (those skyscraper heels) all threaten the natural/sister partnership of your muscles. And like any team, when there’s a weak link, others have to compensate.
2. Why You Ought To Take Back Your Alignment
Muscular imbalance are not only painful and annoying, but they are also aesthetically unpleasing. Harsh but true. Muscular imbalances often lead to poor posture and poor posture can wreak havoc on your figure Miss. Here’s the deal. For instance, tight hip flexors can tilt your hips forward and give the look of a stomach pooch. Also, in addition to this muscular imbalances are like bullies. When one muscle gets out of whack and off track it often times ends up recruiting other muscles too. So if not corrected, that pain in your back can easily morph into pain in the shoulder, knee or even shin.
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Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"